F6F3/5 Hellcat Fighter

This is a 1/32 Scale Grumman F6F-3/5 Hellcat Plastic Model Kit from Hasegawa.

Hasegawa F6F3/5 Hellcat Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/32 Scale #08057
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/32nd
  • Wingspan: 398mm
  • Length: 313mm
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 08057
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"Great kit"
This kit was easy to use and was to the scale I was looking for. The instructions were easy to follow with a great finished product.

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  • Detailed 1/32nd scale for static display only
  • 97 parts in light grey and clear with fine raised panel lines
  • Accurately reproduced Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10 engine and propeller
  • Cockpit detail: control stick, instrument panel with raised detail, seat, rear bulkhead, side consoles and 2-part pilot.
  • Optional position canopy.
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel wells
  • Optional position wing flaps and cowl flaps
  • Detailed wing machine gun bays with removable panels
  • External stores: centerline drop tank, HVAR rockets,


  • Scale: 1/32nd
  • Wingspan: 398mm
  • Length: 313mm
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 08057


One 1/32 Scale F6F-3/5 Hellcat Plastic Model Kit.

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"A timeless Hellcat"
Hasegawa initially produced their F6F in the 1970s, and re-released it a half dozen times since, and was the only large scale F6F kit until Trumpeter released their F6F in 2007. Despite its age, it is still a beautiful kit, and builds easily into a gorgeous model that captures the look of the F6F well, and costs about 2/3 of the Trumpeter offering. While not as detailed as Trumpeter's kit, the molding is petite and accurate, the engine is a work of art and serves as a great start for superdetailing, and the parts fit is great. This kit would make an excellent first big scale kit for a modeler looking to move up from smaller scale models. Additionally, there are literally hundreds of aftermarket items in resin, photoetched and decals on the market to make a truly stunning model.

"Great Kit"
jimwoodward1943 (Broken Arrow, OK)
Simple instructions; minor flashing; sprue part numbers difficult to read; builder must determine the order of assembly as the instructions lack steps in assembly.

"A solid Fighter"
Kid Maverick
The 1/32 scale F6F Hellcat by Hasegawa looked like a rugged U.S. carrier based fighter. Armed with 6x .50 caliber machine guns, the Navy's Grumman Hellcat outgunned its adversary the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Cockpit armor, bullet-resistant windshield, and self sealing fuel tanks also provided protection from the highly maneuverable Japanese Zero, giving it an overall 19:1 kill ratio. I painted my F6F-5 after LCDR David McCampbell's all blue Minsi III, showing his 19 victories on both sides of his aircraft. The kit sported a detailed Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10 engine and pilot which were displayed by removing the cowling and canopy, respectively. A panel on top of each wing revealed the machine guns equipped in the Hellcat. I opted to put the landing gear in the down position. This model felt like an easy build with good detail in the engine, cockpit, and gun compartments. I found the wheel covers, gluing on the gun sights, and lining up the gun wells the most challenging tasks. Ultimately, this kit looked GOOD in its solid appearance, and the parts fit nicely. As an artist, I have used my Hellcat model in composite photos of aerial combat scenes, and the results looked great.


The Grumman Hellcat was designed from the beginning to take back the skies over the Pacific from the Japanese Zero. Not as maneuverable as the smaller Zero, the Hellcat's speed and firepower usually won the day. In fact, with a kill ratio of 23:1 the Hellcat can claim to be the most effective fighter aircraft ever built.


  • Single decal sheet with markings for 3 aircraft
  • 1: F6F-3, a/c 41, VF-17, US Navy
  • 2: F6F-5, "Minsi III", LCdr McCambell, VF-15 US Navy
  • 3: Hellcat I JV105/E-W, 800 Sqdn, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: 3-tone Sea Blue(FS35042)/Int.Blue(FS35164)/White(FS37875)
  • camouflage
  • 2: Overall Gloss Sea Blue
  • 3: Slate Grey/Dk Sea Grey camouflage w/Sky undersides
  • Detail Colors
  • Flat: Black, Aluminum, Metallic Grey, Interior Green, Olive Drab,
  • Yellow.
  • Gloss Colors: Silver, Gun Metal.